The ILT Christmas Variety Show

For over 20 years, The ILT Christmas Variety Show has been a staple part of the Invercargill Festive calendar. The event is a spectacular two-hour large stage production featuring a cast of over 100 performers.

Nigel and the ILT team have a great understanding of the importance of outstanding technical production, with every year producing a bigger and better show.

Since 2003, Strawberry have been glad to assist them in delivering their dream in a stand out and unique fashion. We provide a full production service from conception to completion.  To achieve this, we utilise only the best equipment and services including,


  • The design and deployment of an excellent JBL VTX PA system capable of covering a full house of over 2500 patrons.
  • 96 Channel audio consoles, both at the Front of House position and at Monitors
  • Coordination of over 48 channels of radio microphone (No easy task!)
  • High end monitoring solutions to ensure the backing band, musical director and cast members have a fantastic experience on stage.

Lighting, LED, IMAG and Special FX

  • A comprehensive design & previsualisation process that demonstrates the look of the show and how all the visual elements will come together. This is sent for client approval and comments. Have a look at some of the renders in the photos below!
  • An extensive range of leading lighting and visual products from brands such as, Martin, Ayrton Clay Paky, Green Hippo and MA Lighting.
  • Over 50 square metres of LED Screen in various creative layouts
    20ft Stumpfl projection screens, matched with high end Panasonic projectors for IMAG reproduction of the performance.
  • Special FX delivers the “WOW” factor to the finale of this show, To achieve this Strawberry supplies, CO2, confetti and streamer cannons, cold spark and bubble machines.
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Throughout our relationship, we have found the company and in particular the staff to be extremely proactive, resourceful and exceptionally professional

Nigel Skelt - General Manger, ILT Stadium Southland